A Saturday night treat last week for dinner bed and breakfast was very special.
The steep drive into the grounds was supplemented by a couple of small deer jumping across the front of the car - it was as though the management had planned the wildlife welcome! Checked in to Tyan which is at the front of the hotel and has a splendid view down the lake. A couple of easy to open windows if you like a cool well ventilated room, and a very nice shower and bathroom, again with a window.
The dinner was exceptional - we went for the 7 course gourmand and it was fabulous....decent portion size to show off the dishes but not too heavy that you feel that you have to swim across the lake before bed. The little canapés, extra appetiser and pre sweet taster were beautifully created. This food is up there with L'enclume in my opinion.
Roaring fires, free wi-fi, sunday papers all around make for a very nice stay - the only reason for giving it 4 is that the building needs a few quid spending on it to take it to the next level and match the accommodation to the food standard.
This is on the list alongside Holbeck Ghyll, Hipping Hall, Gilpin Lodge..........a treat.
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- 3 aa red star hotel 3 aa rosettes1 michelin star ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Samling Hotel Windermere, Lake District
- Samling Hotel